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Scott Mann MP attends opening of Folk2Folk’s new national headquarters.
Posted on: August 11th 2016
Section: Member news

On 22nd July, Folk2Folk celebrated their move into a new head office with a summer party attended by MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, and many local leaders and business owners from across the South West.


Folk2Folk have moved in to their new national headquarters, Number One, to help accommodate their rapidly expanding business which has enjoyed great success since launching in 2013. Folk2Folk have a number of offices across the South West and is rolling out further branches in market-towns across the country later this year and in 2017.   In June 2016, the peer-to-peer lender passed the £100 million milestone of loans funded, and this move into the historic building in Launceston demonstrates the success of their business model and the level of demand for their local lending service.


Folk2Folk are one of the UKs largest peer-to-peer lenders with a unique business model which focuses on lending within local communities: bringing together investors seeking attractive and secured returns, and borrowers looking for access to affordable capital to develop and grow their business. More than 70% of Folk2Folk investors are repeat lenders, demonstrating the strength of Folk2Folk’s product. Folk2Folk is expanding its workforce and recently appointed a new Head of Business Development and Sales, to help widen the company’s reach and deepen its professional networks throughout the country.


Folk2Folk are the anchor tenant of the new premises, Number One, which previously served council offices and has sat unused for a number of years. The quality and flexibility of space at Number One will provide business space to new tenants and help support the South West’s growing business community. 


Jane Dumeresque, Folk2Folk CEO said “We are thrilled to move into Number One, which provides excellent workspace for Folk2Folk’s head office base as we expand our business across the country. Folk2Folk has enjoyed great success since launching in 2013, and Number One provides the perfect environment to nurture growth for us and other businesses looking for quality office space.


Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall, said: “It is a great pleasure to be here to mark the opening of a new centre for business in the South West and support the continued growth of a local success story, Folk2Folk.  As a new business centre in Launceston, Number One offers flexible office space for vibrant growth businesses from the South West and beyond, providing an environment in which they can thrive.”


Number One offers 9112 sq ft of high quality and flexible space for lease. Interested parties are encouraged to visit to the property to see how the space can work for, and be shaped around, their business. Appointments should be made with Kivells on 01566 777 777.

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